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WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« on: March 12, 2017, 09:12:14 AM »
Until the end of the 2016-17 season  :-\

Only a few games were played on March 5th.

Today it's a bigger round of fixtures, with the table being especially finely poised in the Southern Division:

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14103

WPL South
1   Charlton Athletic Womens   14      32
2   Cardiff City Ladies                12      31
3   Coventry United Ladies        12      31
4   Tottenham Hotspur Ladies   11      31

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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 06:21:02 AM »
In case you missed it,

FAWPL play off final will be held at The Valley
www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8313.0.html


because that makes so much sense.

It'll be effectively a home final for Spurs, if they can close out the season in the WPL South. They beat rivals Charlton last weekend, while Cardiff lost.

Blackburn's place in the playoff is virtually assured by their away win over West Brom:

http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/mar/12/fa-wpl-wrap-120317


Today's fixtures (19 March), while Tottenham and WBA are away in Cup derbies.


The Valley: it's in the Midlands, dontcha know
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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 08:33:09 AM »
The Valley: it's in the Midlands, dontcha know

Ahh, now I realize, it is equidistant between north and south (London). It's officlal – Blackburn have now reached the WPL Championship :o Play-Off by beating Derby. They've won the WPL North, and it's only a matter of time before Tottenham do the same in WPL South.

Results/reports: http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14184


Sunday's fixture list, printed in full in the hopes that somebody might actually go to the games!

Sunday 2nd April (2pm)
FA PREMIER LEAGUE
NORTHERN DIVISION

Blackburn Rovers v Leicester City Women (Bamber Bridge FC)
Bradford City v Fylde (Eccleshill United FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town (Rushall Olympic FC)
SOUTHERN DIVISION
Crystal Palace v Lewes (Bromley FC)
Portsmouth v Charlton Athletic (Gosport Borough FC)
Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry United (Cheshunt FC)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Loughborough Foxes v Birmingham & West Midlands (Loughborough Uni Stadium)
Steel City Wanderers v Solihull (Thorncliffe)
The New Saints v Rotherham United (TNS FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Radcliffe Olympic (Hednesford Town FC)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Hull City v Chester le Street Town (Hull University Sports Ground)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds v Tranmere Rovers (IM Marsh Campus)
Mossley Hill v Guiseley Vixens (Mossley Hill Athletic Club)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon v Actonians (Sutton United FC)
Cambridge United v Ipswich Town (Cambridge United FC)
Gillingham v Stevenage (K Sports)
Norwich City v Denham United (Norwich United FC)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Brislington v St Nicholas (Brislington FC)
Exeter City v Keynsham Town (St Martins FC)
Larkhall Athletic v Basingstoke Town (Larkhall Athletic FC)
Maidenhead United v Southampton Saints (Maidenhead United FC)
Plymouth Argyle v Shanklin (Elburton Villa FC)

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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 12:19:24 AM »
This was the game at the Abbey Stadium in SE Division 1:

Cambridge United v Ipswich Town
2 Apr 2017
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=snJ0W-7nPp0




In the higher divisions, Coventry failed to slow down Tottenham in 1st place in the WPL South:

- http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14213

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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 08:50:00 AM »
Tottenham are the champs of the WPL South, and will face Blackburn for promotion to WSL 2.

Maybe more exciting, the club are really supporting their women's team. They opened up White Hart Lane for the title-winning match against West Ham, which had an attendance of over 2,000 – more than the rest of WPL/Div 1 combined this week.

Spurs-West Ham http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14315

Goal highlights http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/champions-spurs-ladies-clinch-title-at-the-lane-190417/

Text commentary/WHU interviews https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2017/april/19-april/ft-tottenham-hotspur-ladies-4-0-west-ham-united-ladies



On Wikimedia Commons, hundreds of photos of the night have been uploaded by Katie Chan, to use anywhere under a Creative Commons licence.

- https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tottenham_Hotspur_LFC_v_West_Ham_United_LFC,_19_April_2017
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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 03:59:28 AM »
We haven't had a Women's Premier League/Division 1 round-up for a while, but the season is in its deciding weeks, and many of the champions and relegations are now known:


WPL North: Blackburn 1st. Newcastle United are down, along with either Forest or Huddersfield, who have two matches left. (Edit!) Possibly only Newcastle, as Nuneaton Town had already gone under in August 2016.
9    Nottingham Forest Ladies    18    -20    18
10    Huddersfield Town Ladies    18    -15    17
11    Newcastle United Womens FC    19    -43    7


WPL South: Tottenham 1st, they face Blackburn at The Valley on Sat 28 May for promotion to WSL 2. You know, it'd be brilliant if the hosts mentioned the kickoff time ::) (the ticketing page will have it, but is down at the moment).
Relegation for two teams out of QPR, Swindon or West Ham.
9    West Ham United Ladies    19    -40    9
10    Swindon Town Ladies    19    -38    8
11    Queens Park Rangers Ladies    18    -54    5


Champions Tottenham v West Ham on 19 April
(pic: Katie Chan, cc-by-sa)

And in the level 4 divisions:

Northern Division 1: Guiseley Vixens are the champions, promoted to the WPL North. Tranmere Rovers are relegated, with Mossley Hill likely to join them.

Midlands Division 1: Wolverhampton Wanderers are a point behind Loughborough Foxes at the top, but Wolves have a game in hand. Heading down are Loughborough Students, and either Leicester Ladies or Rotherham United Ladies.

South East Division 1: Gillingham FC promoted to the WPL South, while Norwich City and Lowestoft Town are both relegated.

South West Division 1: The champions are Chichester City, who'll join WPL South in 2017/18. But nobody's explained why they've got Irish flags to celebrate. Just cos of their kit colours, or an anti-Brexit thing maybe? Chichester defeated St Nicholas 10-0 to clinch the title in front of 362 fans, a bigger attendance than Yeovil v Bristol City in WSL 1 the day before... a Super League licence is on its way to Chichester right now.
At the bottom, Exeter City and Shanklin are near-certainties to drop to the regional leagues.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14413
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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 09:57:02 AM »
nice round up.

Two small corrections. I think.

In the Southern , because Forest Green withdrew after the fixtures were set, there are only 11 teams

I think only ONE will go down out of QPR West Ham and Swindon

Swindon- QPR at the County Ground on the 14th May will be crucial.

Also, Norwich City can still stay up ....in Div One SE....IF a miracle happens and they win their last three ! 

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Today's FAWPL fixtures
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 08:24:13 AM »
This is what's happening today across the country:

Sunday 7th May (2pm)
WPL CUP FINAL
Tottenham Hotspur v Charlton Athletic (Stevenage, Lamex Stadium, 2pm)

FA PREMIER LEAGUE
NORTHERN DIVISION

Leicester City WFC v Bradford City (Riverside)
Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion (Basford United FC)
SOUTHERN DIVISION
C&K Basildon v Lewes (Thurrock FC)
Cardiff City LFC v Coventry United (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Portsmouth v Queens Park Rangers (Portsmouth FC)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands v Radcliffe Olympic (Northfield Town FC)
Leicester City LFC v Solihull (Linwood Playing Fields)
Steel City Wanderers v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Thorncliffe Sheffield)
The New Saints v Loughborough Foxes (Shrewsbury College, 2.30pm)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Guiseley Vixens v Hull City (Bradford Academy 3G)
Leeds v Morecambe (Garforth Town AFC)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds v Chester le Street Town (IM Marsh Campus)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Actonians v Ipswich Town (Middlesex Stadium)
Cambridge United v Gillingham (Mildenhall Town FC)
Denham United v Norwich City (The Den)
Enfield Town v Milton Keynes Dons (QE Stadium)
Lowestoft Town v Luton Town (Lowestoft Town FC)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Basingstoke Town v St Nicholas (Everest Community Academy)
Cheltenham Town v Southampton Saints (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Exeter City v Shanklin (Cliff Hill Training Ground, 3pm)
Keynsham Town v Plymouth Argyle (Keynsham Town FC)
Maidenhead United v Brislington (Burnham FC)

Full preview on www.shekicks.net/news/view/14412


Two small corrections. I think.

In the Southern , because Forest Green withdrew after the fixtures were set, there are only 11 teams

Thank you Pat! I didn't realize anyone had withdrawn, in fact one club in the North, and one in the South. Weird how they left the league in symmetry. (Forest Green have gone down 3 divisions, then up one!)

Is it likely that one more team will be saved from relegation, if Blackburn or Tottenham go to the WSL?

Last year, if I understand it right, Forest Green would've been allowed to stay in the WPL South because Brighton went up. The league rules are fairly loose, as the FA just say that a 'vacancy' can be filled by (a) not relegating someone, (b) promoting an extra team, (c) election, or (d) ask the audience.
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Re: Today's FAWPL fixtures
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 09:04:34 PM »
This is what's happening today across the country:

Sunday 7th May (2pm)
WPL CUP FINAL
Tottenham Hotspur v Charlton Athletic (Stevenage, Lamex Stadium, 2pm)

FA PREMIER LEAGUE
NORTHERN DIVISION

Leicester City WFC v Bradford City (Riverside)
Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion (Basford United FC)
SOUTHERN DIVISION
C&K Basildon v Lewes (Thurrock FC)
Cardiff City LFC v Coventry United (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Portsmouth v Queens Park Rangers (Portsmouth FC)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands v Radcliffe Olympic (Northfield Town FC)
Leicester City LFC v Solihull (Linwood Playing Fields)
Steel City Wanderers v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Thorncliffe Sheffield)
The New Saints v Loughborough Foxes (Shrewsbury College, 2.30pm)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Guiseley Vixens v Hull City (Bradford Academy 3G)
Leeds v Morecambe (Garforth Town AFC)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds v Chester le Street Town (IM Marsh Campus)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Actonians v Ipswich Town (Middlesex Stadium)
Cambridge United v Gillingham (Mildenhall Town FC)
Denham United v Norwich City (The Den)
Enfield Town v Milton Keynes Dons (QE Stadium)
Lowestoft Town v Luton Town (Lowestoft Town FC)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Basingstoke Town v St Nicholas (Everest Community Academy)
Cheltenham Town v Southampton Saints (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Exeter City v Shanklin (Cliff Hill Training Ground, 3pm)
Keynsham Town v Plymouth Argyle (Keynsham Town FC)
Maidenhead United v Brislington (Burnham FC)

Full preview on www.shekicks.net/news/view/14412


Two small corrections. I think.

In the Southern , because Forest Green withdrew after the fixtures were set, there are only 11 teams

Thank you Pat! I didn't realize anyone had withdrawn, in fact one club in the North, and one in the South. Weird how they left the league in symmetry. (Forest Green have gone down 3 divisions, then up one!)

Is it likely that one more team will be saved from relegation, if Blackburn or Tottenham go to the WSL?

Last year, if I understand it right, Forest Green would've been allowed to stay in the WPL South because Brighton went up. The league rules are fairly loose, as the FA just say that a 'vacancy' can be filled by (a) not relegating someone, (b) promoting an extra team, (c) election, or (d) ask the audience.
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yes, I forgot it was Nuneaton United who had to give up their battle to stay afloat as a FAWPL team, having been essentially a very successful family run club for many years as Coventry Copsewood,=. Speaking today to a league official, it seems that Notts demise has thrown all sorts of possibilities open with the ripple effect being felt all the way down the pyramid.

And that doesn't take into account any other clubs who fold before the next big kick off. But I won't start on funding outside the franchises....I'll just get all bitter and angry ....

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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 07:59:05 AM »
Spurs have won the WPL Cup, see the winning penalty here

- http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/spurs-ladies-clinch-the-treble-080517/

In the rest of the weekend's games, Midlands Div 1 title rivals Loughborough Foxes and Wolverhampton Wanderers both won, and there was a game at Fratton Park. Highlights here:

Portsmouth v Queen's Park Rangers
7 May 2017
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWo2-Q3dH78


On Monday night Blackburn beat Huddersfield to stay unbeaten in the league, and there are some other games this week:

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Tuesday 9th May
NORTHERN DIVISION
Derby County v West Bromwich Albion (Derby University, 7.30)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Milton Keynes Dons v Cambridge United (MK Dons FC, 7.45)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Plymouth Argyle v Cheltenham Town (Street FC, 7.30)

Wednesday 10th May
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Maidenhead United v St Nicholas (Burnham FC, 7.30)

Thursday 11th May
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Loughborough Students v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Holywell Park, 7.15)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Basingstoke Town v Exeter City (Basingstoke Town FC, 7.30)

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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 10:40:33 PM »
Wolves Women have almost secured promotion. They won their game in hand, the penultimate match of the season:

- http://www.wolves.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/women-another-win-to-move-one-step-away-3714403.aspx

So, Midlands Division 1 is finely poised with one game left (Sunday 2pm) and one promotion place to the WPL North. You'll notice that Loughborough have been much more free-scoring, but Wolves did the double over their rivals.
POS                                        P   W   D   L   GD   PTS
1   Wolverhampton Wan.    21   17   2   2   38   53
2   Loughborough Foxes    21   17   0   4   79   51
3   Sporting Khalsa Wom.   21   13   2   6   25   41

In other midweek games, Maidenhead Utd won, and Basingstoke got a big win over Exeter. The Grecians are relegated from SW Division 1 along with Shanklin.
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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2017, 08:28:20 AM »
So, Midlands Division 1 is finely poised with one game left (Sunday 2pm) and one promotion place to the WPL North. You'll notice that Loughborough have been much more free-scoring, but Wolves did the double over their rivals.
POS                                        P   W   D   L   GD   PTS
1   Wolverhampton Wan.    21   17   2   2   38   53
2   Loughborough Foxes    21   17   0   4   79   51
3   Sporting Khalsa Wom.   21   13   2   6   25   41

Today is the final day for those teams, and the last games in the WPL North and WPL South prior to the promotion playoff between Spurs and Blackburn on 28 May.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14444

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Sunday 14th May (2pm)
FA PREMIER LEAGUE
NORTHERN DIVISION

Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City (Blackburn Rovers FC)
Derby County v Nottingham Forest (Steve Bloomer Pitch)
Fylde v Middlesbrough (Fylde FC)
Huddersfield Town v West Bromwich Albion (Shelley FC)
Leicester City WFC v Newcastle United (Riverside)
SOUTHERN DIVISION
C&K Basildon v Charlton Athletic (Harlow Town FC)
Crystal Palace v Cardiff City LFC (Beckenham Town FC)
Portsmouth v Coventry United (Petersfield FC)
Swindon Town v Queens Park Rangers (Swindon Town FC)
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Thurrock FC)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands v Long Eaton United (Northfield Town FC)
Leicester City LFC v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Linwood Playing Fields)
Loughborough Students v Steel City Wanderers (Holywell Park)
Radcliffe Olympic v Rotherham United (Radcliffe Olympic FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Loughborough Foxes (The Aspray Arena)
Solihull v The New Saints (Hampton FC, 2.30)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Blackpool Wren Rovers v Brighouse Town (Brews Park)
Chester le Street Town v Morecambe (Moor Park)
Guiseley Vixens v Crewe Alexandra (Bradford Academy 3G)
Hull City v Mossley Hill Athletic (Hull University Sports Ground)
Leeds v Liverpool Marshalls Feds (Batley Sports & Tennis Centre)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Ipswich Town v Denham United (Ipswich Town Training Ground, 11am)
AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham (Sutton United FC)
Cambridge United v Milton Keynes Dons (Mildenhall Town FC)
Enfield Town v Lowestoft Town (QE Stadium)
Luton Town v Stevenage (Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium)
Norwich City v Actonians (Norwich United FC)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Brislington v Basingstoke Town (Brislington FC)
Exeter City v Maidenhead United (Cullompton FC)
Keynsham Town v Chichester City (Keynsham Town FC)
Plymouth Argyle v Shanklin (Elburton Villa FC, 1.30)


Spurs and West Ham will meet today at Thurrock
(Katie Chan, cc-by-sa)

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Women's Premier League results, 14 May 2017
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 07:50:55 AM »
Sunday saw the WPL season finale for most teams.

Main story: Wolves Women are promoted, winning 1-0 away at Leicester Ladies:

- https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2017/05/14/wolves-women-win-league-title/

The victory means that Loughborough Foxes are left high and dry in 2nd in the Midlands Division 1. In the Premier League North, Blackburn failed to win but maintained their unbeaten record for the season, while Leicester City WFC beat Newcastle 6-0 to finish 3rd in the WPL North final table. In the South, Tottenham defeated West Ham 7-0, and QPR finished last on goal difference behind Swindon, who they beat on the last day (WPL South final table).

These are the scores from WPL, more match reports and Division 1 here:

- www.shekicks.net/news/view/14459

NORTHERN DIVISION
Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Stoke City (Att: 676)
Derby County 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Att: 117)
Fylde 0-3 Middlesbrough
Huddersfield Town 2-1 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 67)
Leicester City WFC 6-0 Newcastle United (Att: 107)
SOUTHERN DIVISION
C&K Basildon 4-3 Charlton Athletic (Att: 75)
Crystal Palace 0-1 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 205)
Portsmouth 1-3 Coventry United (Att: 76)
Swindon Town 0-2 Queens Park Rangers
West Ham United 0-7 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 97)



Tottenham won the WPL South by 4 points
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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 10:09:49 AM »
One additional complication in the FAWPL South/North relegation decision

There will be a reprieve for either QPR or Newcastle United depending on the result of the play off final

If Blackburn win, Newcastle stay up

If Spurs win, QPR stay up



Chichester City, Gillingham, Guiseley Vixens, and Wolverhampton Wanderers have  gained promotion into the South and North for 2017-18

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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 09:01:05 PM »
Also, Norwich City can still stay up ....in Div One SE....IF a miracle happens and they win their last three !

Yup, it's all coming together for the Canaries :o A 4-2 win over bottom-placed Lowestoft (match report), to add to a 4-2 win against Denham Utd. In between those games, Norwich also suffered a minor 11-0 defeat against Actionians, but Norwich now only need one victory to avoid relegation.

If they win on Sunday, they'll overtake Stevenage, who have finished all their games, ending with two goalless away draws. (Table is here.) It's Norwich at home to Luton at Blofield Park, 2pm - https://twitter.com/LTLFC_Official/status/865643448388337665



Shanklin LFC have... um... folded or something. Or maybe not. The Isle of Wight club finished bottom with 4 points IIRC, meaning relegation from level 4 to the regional leagues, but then they made this genius announcement:

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We have made a difficult decision to leave the #FAWPL, but don't worry we will be back...#bigger, #stronger, #together! #GrowTheGame

As shown in replies from Gemma Woodford and Lucy Scholes, the players weren't informed before the genius announcement. What are Shanklin actually doing? They were leaving the WPL anyway, so it's hardly their "decision", unless they're abolishing the club. But they don't say they're doing that either - in fact it sounds like they'll compete in the Island Games in Gotland, Sweden in June.

And the FA have removed all of Shanklin's team and game records for the season, and removed them from the SW Division 1 table, which is thoroughly unhelpful! They did something similar for Notts County in the WSL...

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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2017, 06:22:19 AM »
At 2pm, the FA Women's Premier League finale at The Valley. And you can't have a significant football game without a daft nickname.

Team profiles here:

- BLACKBURN http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/26/fa-womens-premier-league-play-off-blackburn-rovers-tottenham-lynda-shepherd-260517

- SPURS http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/26/fa-womens-premier-league-play-off-tottenham-hotspur-blackburn-rovers-karen-hills-260517


Don't forget the hashtag, I know you want to forget it, but please don't.


Yup, it's all coming together for the Canaries :o A 4-2 win over bottom-placed Lowestoft (match report), to add to a 4-2 win against Denham Utd. In between those games, Norwich also suffered a minor 11-0 defeat against Actionians, but Norwich now only need one victory to avoid relegation.

Norwich got their miracle, with a 2-1 win over Luton.

- https://twitter.com/briancoombes1/status/866346738952658945
- http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/sport/football/local/hatters-ladies-finish-with-defeat-to-norwich-1-7981628

It means that Stevenage are relegated back to the Eastern regional league only a year after coming up.
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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2017, 08:11:48 AM »
At 2pm, the FA Women's Premier League finale at The Valley. And you can't have a significant football game without a daft nickname.

Team profiles here:

- BLACKBURN http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/26/fa-womens-premier-league-play-off-blackburn-rovers-tottenham-lynda-shepherd-260517

- SPURS http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/26/fa-womens-premier-league-play-off-tottenham-hotspur-blackburn-rovers-karen-hills-260517


Don't forget the hashtag, I know you want to forget it, but please don't.


Yup, it's all coming together for the Canaries :o A 4-2 win over bottom-placed Lowestoft (match report), to add to a 4-2 win against Denham Utd. In between those games, Norwich also suffered a minor 11-0 defeat against Actionians, but Norwich now only need one victory to avoid relegation.

Norwich got their miracle, with a 2-1 win over Luton.

- https://twitter.com/briancoombes1/status/866346738952658945
- http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/sport/football/local/hatters-ladies-finish-with-defeat-to-norwich-1-7981628

It means that Stevenage are relegated back to the Eastern regional league only a year after coming up.
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Though if Spurs win 'Judgement Day ' ..I remembered the hashtag..... Stevenage will be reprieved and if Blackburn win it is Blackpool Wren Rovers who benefit from the ripple effect

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Re: WPL, Mar/Apr/May 2017
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2017, 08:42:38 AM »

At 2pm, the FA Women's Premier League finale at The Valley. And you can't have a significant football game without a daft nickname.

Team profiles here:

- BLACKBURN http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/26/fa-womens-premier-league-play-off-blackburn-rovers-tottenham-lynda-shepherd-260517

- SPURS http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/26/fa-womens-premier-league-play-off-tottenham-hotspur-blackburn-rovers-karen-hills-260517

Though if Spurs win 'Judgement Day ' ..I remembered the hashtag..... Stevenage will be reprieved and if Blackburn win it is Blackpool Wren Rovers who benefit from the ripple effect

For real? :o That's incredible.

I knew today's game might affect teams in the same division (WPL North/South) if their top team goes up, but saving a team in the next division? It's like doing astrophysics.

This was posted by QPR (bottom of the WPL South), who are eager for their good friends Tottenham to win today:

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QPR Ladies' possible relegation explained ...

THE FA Women’s Premier League (FA WPL) have confirmed a decision regarding QPR Ladies’ possible relegation will be made after the upcoming FA WPL Championship Play-Off.

Rangers finished bottom of the FA WPL Southern Division, below Swindon Town on goal difference despite Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Robins at The County Ground, however it remains to be decided whether they will keep their place in the Southern Division or be relegated to South East Division One.

The R’s fate depends on the result between Blackburn Rovers (Northern Division Champions) and Tottenham Hotspur (Southern Division Champions), who meet at The Valley on Sunday 28th May to determine the overall National Champion of The FA Women's Premier League and subsequently the right to gain promotion to the FA Women’s Super League 2 next season.

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WPL Play-off result
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2017, 08:46:50 AM »
The final showdown of North v South to win the WPL title...

And the winner is... Spurs.

Match reports:
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40072350
- http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur/tottenham-ladies-seal-promotion-to-fa-women-s-super-league-2-with-play-off-win-1-5038651

Goal highlights:
- http://cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2017/5/28/15707164/tottenham-hotspur-ladies-3-0-blackburn-quadruple-promotion-wsl-2

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With just one promotion spot available, Tottenham will now join the WSL subject to meeting certain licence criteria.

But BBC Sport understands meeting those criteria will be a formality for Spurs, a club who have bolstered significantly behind the scenes this season, adding a strength and conditioning coach and additional resources off the field.

So, who will be in which division in 2017/18? From a non-astrophysicist's perspective it's hard to tell, but this is approximately correct...

(Teams are marked if they've been promoted* or relegated<)

WSL 2: Tottenham*

WPL North: Blackburn, Middlesbrough, Leicester City WFC, Stoke, Derby, West Brom, Fylde, Bradford, Huddersfield, Forest, Guiseley Vixens*, Wolverhampton Wanderers*

WPL South: Coventry Utd, Cardiff City, Charlton, Palace, Basildon, Lewes, Portsmouth, West Ham, Swindon, QPR, Gillingham*, Chichester*

Northern Div 1: Newcastle<   South-East Div 1: Stevenage (retained)


Pending any withdrawals, of course.